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01-28-2013, 01:12 PM
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Why not just get him right now from St. Louis
Would not be opposed to this, except I bet St. Louis would want a lot for him.

Wonder what their needs are?

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01-28-2013, 01:15 PM
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Would not be opposed to this, except I bet St. Louis would want a lot for him.

Wonder what their needs are?
Their needs are to win a Stanley Cup.

And they are awfully close to it with the pieces they have in place.

There's no way they trade their number one goalie.

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01-28-2013, 01:57 PM
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They'd give us Elliot. They would not give us Halak.

Although the Halak vs. Price feud with the Leafs vs. Habs would be orgasmic.

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01-28-2013, 02:23 PM
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Burke and his army of scouts, contacts and scuh missed out on this trade.

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This.

Burke's entire tenure was spent managing his public persona instead of acquiring a competent goaltender.

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01-28-2013, 02:44 PM
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Kessel deal?
For the price we paid? Who wouldn't?

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01-28-2013, 03:32 PM
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Remember when we traded Rask to Boston? Why would Habs make that mistake? Halak was coming off a hero playoff performance who wasn't going to get them much at all.

You should be asking why did we trade Rask away. He's better than Halak and we actually had him at one point only to give him to a rival..

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01-28-2013, 03:41 PM
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Why didn't we draft Pavel Datsyuk? Would have solved our #1 center problems....

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01-28-2013, 03:44 PM
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Because idiot Burke was at the Pride Parade in Afghanistan.
Lmao imagine a pride parade in Afghanistan

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01-28-2013, 04:38 PM
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He didn't completely refill the organizations assets or anything though eh
Nope.

His team missed the playoffs four times and the franchise still has loads of work to do before making the playoffs even becomes a reasonable expectation.

The only organization he refilled was the Boston Bruins.

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Nope.

His team missed the playoffs four times and the franchise still has loads of work to do before making the playoffs even becomes a reasonable expectation.

The only organization he refilled was the Boston Bruins.
oh yea, because Burke did nothing for the Marlies. He didnt acquire 90% of the Calder Cup finalist last year and one of the favorites to win it this year. Burke was to busy parading the streets of Toronto so a whole group of people can have rights, you and i have.

What an idiot Burke was for fighting through the death of his son to do his job all the while forgetting the pressure that was put on him by a buttload of fans that say lets tank we can handle it, yet create stupid threads like why arnt we winning.

Plus, that Kessel guy he brought in stunk, a 25 year old coming off 4 straight 30-goal season, all the while battling CANCER AND MONO!

Why not try to bring in picks, so we can watch these guys turn into a player as good as Kessel only to cry to trade them.

Burke filled the cupboard, maybe not with the best, but he did a hell of a good job. The only reason, and ill repear ONLY REASON, he got fired was because he mistakenly thought this was a 2-4 year thing. It needed more time, but saying he left this team was then it was is just plain stupid. He may not have been the best, but he by far was not the worst.

And to all the other idiots complaining he was in the parade, IT WAS FOR HIS DEAD SON. people mourn in different way. This was his. He didnt take time off, he was still in touch with the other 3 guys who could manage his signings. The reason we didnt sign the big name stars is for the reason they asked to much, not because Burke was trying to make equal rights for Homosexuals a thing!Idiots


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01-28-2013, 05:21 PM
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Play the kids draft a tender wait 5 yrs

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01-28-2013, 05:49 PM
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I wonder why we didn't get Vokoun.

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01-28-2013, 05:52 PM
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Reimer and Scrivens are easily at the bottom of the peg when it comes to goalies. I can't fathom how Burke + Nonis, after 4 years of running the show still haven't addressed the #1 issue since day 1.

And I'm not arguing our defense isn't terrible either- but the fact remains, our goaltending has been horrendous for a while now. Bernier, Voukon, Craig Anderson, Nabakov, list goes on. I can understand not breaking the bank for Luongo (His contract is an albatross), but our management team isn't even trying.

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One of the very few good things Nonis did during his tenure in Vancouver was aquire Luongo for Bumtuzzi.... here's to hoping. He's not Burke. He understands the importance of goaltending... even though in his third year as GM of the Canucks they missed the playoffs with Lu in nets. Sad, sad, sad.

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I wonder why we didnt keep Toskala?



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01-28-2013, 05:56 PM
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Reimer and Scrivens are easily at the bottom of the peg when it comes to goalies. I can't fathom how Burke + Nonis, after 4 years of running the show still haven't addressed the #1 issue since day 1.

And I'm not arguing our defense isn't terrible either- but the fact remains, our goaltending has been horrendous for a while now. Bernier, Voukon, Craig Anderson, Nabakov, list goes on. I can understand not breaking the bank for Luongo (His contract is an albatross), but our management team isn't even trying.
Having Reimer and Scrivens feels like when the Islanders had Montoya filling in for their upcoming goalie prospects Nathan Lawson and Kevin Poulin. Even the crappy Isles realized these two up and commers (similar to what we have in reimer/scrivens) were not going to cut it and got Roloson...later Nabakov....

We need a goalie.

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oh yea, because Burke did nothing for the Marlies. He didnt acquire 90% of the Calder Cup finalist last year and one of the favorites to win it this year. Burke was to busy parading the streets of Toronto so a whole group of people can have rights, you and i have.

What an idiot Burke was for fighting through the death of his son to do his job all the while forgetting the pressure that was put on him by a buttload of fans that say lets tank we can handle it, yet create stupid threads like why arnt we winning.

Plus, that Kessel guy he brought in stunk, a 25 year old coming off 4 straight 30-goal season, all the while battling CANCER AND MONO!

Why not try to bring in picks, so we can watch these guys turn into a player as good as Kessel only to cry to trade them.

Burke filled the cupboard, maybe not with the best, but he did a hell of a good job. The only reason, and ill repear ONLY REASON, he got fired was because he mistakenly thought this was a 2-4 year thing. It needed more time, but saying he left this team was then it was is just plain stupid. He may not have been the best, but he by far was not the worst.

And to all the other idiots complaining he was in the parade, IT WAS FOR HIS DEAD SON. people mourn in different way. This was his. He didnt take time off, he was still in touch with the other 3 guys who could manage his signings. The reason we didnt sign the big name stars is for the reason they asked to much, not because Burke was trying to make equal rights for Homosexuals a thing!Idiots
So we agree then. Brian Burke put social activism ahead of his duties as Maple Leafs GM.

Fact is, after the tragedy with his son, he should have either stepped down, or taken a leave of absence. There is no way anyone can suffer through what he went through and still do their job with the kind of focus it requires.

I would go so far as to suggest that the tragedy had a detrimental effect on Burke's decision making as a hockey man. A sudden death like that impacted his ability to look long term and he started to feel like he needed to, and more significantly, felt capable of, "accelerating" a rebuild.

Look. It is awful what happened to Burke almost immediately upon taking the job, but this is pro sports, and all that matters is results. Results that were terrible under Burke's guidance. So get off your high horse. He deserved to be fired, and he deserves significant criticism for the decisions he made.

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01-28-2013, 05:56 PM
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Why would Montreal do the Toronto Maple Leafs a favor? It's not realistic.

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01-28-2013, 05:59 PM
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Why would Montreal do the Toronto Maple Leafs a favor? It's not realistic.
Why would Toronto do Boston a favour?

You never know when you might catch an idiot GM trying to make a splash.

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Oh yeah I'm sure Montreal was just ready to deal away a star goalie to their oldest and biggest rival that they play more often than anyone else....give your head a shake

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oh yea, because Burke did nothing for the Marlies. He didnt acquire 90% of the Calder Cup finalist last year and one of the favorites to win it this year. Burke was to busy parading the streets of Toronto so a whole group of people can have rights, you and i have.

What an idiot Burke was for fighting through the death of his son to do his job all the while forgetting the pressure that was put on him by a buttload of fans that say lets tank we can handle it, yet create stupid threads like why arnt we winning.

Plus, that Kessel guy he brought in stunk, a 25 year old coming off 4 straight 30-goal season, all the while battling CANCER AND MONO!

Why not try to bring in picks, so we can watch these guys turn into a player as good as Kessel only to cry to trade them.

Burke filled the cupboard, maybe not with the best, but he did a hell of a good job. The only reason, and ill repear ONLY REASON, he got fired was because he mistakenly thought this was a 2-4 year thing. It needed more time, but saying he left this team was then it was is just plain stupid. He may not have been the best, but he by far was not the worst.

And to all the other idiots complaining he was in the parade, IT WAS FOR HIS DEAD SON. people mourn in different way. This was his. He didnt take time off, he was still in touch with the other 3 guys who could manage his signings. The reason we didnt sign the big name stars is for the reason they asked to much, not because Burke was trying to make equal rights for Homosexuals a thing!Idiots
His work is yet to be fully judged, as we're yet to see those prospects finish developing, but Brian Burke, the man..... You couldn't have any better as the President of your hockey club.

He's a 1st class fellow, who did great work in the community, and increased the team's impact off the ice.

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01-28-2013, 07:02 PM
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Cause Gauthier didn't understand how to shop a player around the league.

A lot of teams would have offered a better return then Eller but their GM who should go down in the same category as JFJ didn't create a bidding war.

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Cause Gauthier didn't understand how to shop a player around the league.

A lot of teams would have offered a better return then Eller but their GM who should go down in the same category as JFJ didn't create a bidding war.
Well he was an RFA goalie. They won't get much on the open market

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Slightly off-topic, but Reimer has been great in his two starts this year. Let's see if he can keep it up.

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